VANCOUVER, BC, October 25, 2022 /CNW/ – The University of Canada West (UCW) and George Brown College (GBC) today announced a strategic partnership that will allow students in GBC programs to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at UCW. As one of the first interprovincial dual MBA admission pathways of its kind in the Canadathis partnership will provide increased access, more pathways to lifelong learning and flexibility for students and alumni, while enabling professionals to upskill for a changing economy.
Unique to this program is the seamless dual admissions process that allows students a single point of entry to both institutions. Those admitted to qualified GBC programs who meet the necessary GPA requirements will be automatically admitted to the MBA program, allowing them to earn a second credential at UCW. By streamlining institutional processes and eliminating duplication of application fees, GBC and UCW are removing barriers for students in their pursuit of lifelong learning and creating a new pathway to graduate study.
“High-achieving students should always be able to achieve higher and continue their education,” he said Sheldon Levy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University Canada West. “UCW is proud to offer a pathway for George Brown brightest students to join our MBA program.”
The path to completing an MBA will vary based on the student’s educational history and work experience. The usual route to completion can be up to 24 months for GBC undergraduates and 12 months for GBC postgraduates. The opportunity to participate in UCW’s MBA program will also be available to alumni, creating a new access pathway for GBC graduates. For alumni, the path to UCW and time to completion will depend on their previous education and work experience.
“George Brown College is committed to developing high-performing partnerships and pathways that support the professional and lifelong learning goals of our students and alumni, as well as the talent demands of the labor market,” said Dr. Gervan Fearonpresident, George Brown College. “We are excited to partner with UCW to enable greater flexibility in credentialing, student mobility and ongoing learning pathways.”
As a result of this new partnership, GBC students who have completed the qualification program can directly and seamlessly use their degree to meet the admissions requirements for the UCW MBA program as early as January 2023.
About George Brown College
Toronto’s George Brown College is located on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and other indigenous peoples.
George Brown prepares innovative, flexible graduates with the skills to succeed in a rapidly changing job market. With three campuses in the heart of the city, the college combines theory with experiential learning, applied research and entrepreneurial opportunities. George Brown offers 164 full-time programs and 180 certificates/further education designations in a wide variety of professions to more than 27,100 full-time students from around the world. Canada and worldwide and receives more than 58,000 further education registrations annually. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, degrees, apprenticeships and diplomas, and our alumni work and pursue careers in almost every sector of the economy. www.georgebrown.ca
About University Canada West (UCW)
University Canada West (UCW) is an innovative business and technology-oriented institution in Vancouver, Canadawhich offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for domestic and international students.
UCW offers a range of career-focused programs, including a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration. We offer courses in our two centers Vancouver campuses – our West Pender Campus in the heart of Vancouver financial district and our state-of-the-art Vancouver House Campus.
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